Church of England bishops reject plea for service of recognition for transgender people

Posted Jan 22, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s House of Bishops has rejected a request from the province’s General Synod for “nationally commended liturgical materials to mark a person’s gender transition.” The request came in a motion passed by the synod at its meeting in York last July. It called for the bishops to consider such a move in recognition of “the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church.” In a statement today, the Church said that the bishops had “prayerfully considered whether a new nationally commended service might be prepared to mark a gender transition” and had decided against.

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Comments (2)

  1. Mel Clark, OSB (Oblate) says:

    Has the CofE forgotten that each transgendered person has a soul??????? It does not disappear regardless of one’s physical body.

  2. Keith Gardner says:

    I don’t think that they have. I am not sure what is correct yet, I feel the Church is better suited to make this decision. Maybe they are saving souls…

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